The pedal home last night was entirely without Jobys and went perfectly. Nothing to report from the pedal.
As predicted I still haven’t managed to get a full 5 days pedalling in yet. Today I’m in the car as I have a H&S visit at a site in Peterborough. Luckily I managed to get in an extra 9 miles during the week to break the 100 miles in a week barrier, with 105 miles pedalled. I’m not really sure why I wanted to do that, it seemed like a good idea at the time I guess. Not sure if it served a purpose in the grand scheme of things.
Not pedalling today is no bad thing though, I am feeling the effects and last night was pretty bad. I had a broken nights sleep due to severe back pain, my calves were cramping and my quads were very sore, not to mention my neck, shoulders and knees.
At this point it might be worth explaining just how “broken” I am. I’d hate to sound like a galloping hypochondriac.
If we start from the ground up. My feet have been broken more times than I can remember. (rugby). I have 2 damaged achilies tendons. (rugby). My knees are permantly painful due to damaged ligaments and cartilidges. (army and rugby). I have sciatica, (army and rugby). Right shoulder has a metal pin holding it together. (rugby). My left shoulder partially dislocates occasionally. (rugby). My neck has limited movement due to injury. (rugby). Nerve damage in my left arm causing numbness. (rugby). Add on the illnesses due to being fat, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and asthma and you get some idea of how knackered I am. But, “hey ho” crack on.
But why I’m slightly irritated is despite putting in more mileage and pedalling quicker, my weight has not budged this week. I haven’t lost an ounce so I’m still 18 stone 12Ibs. I was pretty disappointed last night to be honest. Now I know all about plateaus and it’ll shift soon. Don’t forget I went for 4 weeks before Christmas without losing an ounce but for some reason, last night bothered me. And I very rarely let things bother me. Bugger!
Oh, and thanks for all the good wishes in the comments yesterday, it is appreciated.